Florence Foster Jenkins. Image shows from L to R: Florence (Meryl Streep), St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant).

Florence Foster Jenkins

Florence Foster Jenkins. Florence (Meryl Streep).

Florence Foster Jenkins

Comedy-biography about New York socialite and heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, a terrible singer who thinks she is wonderful

Genre
Film
Released
2016
Starring
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, David Haig, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda, Brid Brennan, John Kavanagh and others
Writer
Nicholas Martin
Director
Stephen Frears
Producers
Michael Kuhn and Tracey Seaward

Comedy drama telling the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.

The voice Florence heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

Production Details

Tagline
The inspiring true story of the world's worst singer
UK certificate
PG
Duration
110 minutes
Release date
Friday 6th May 2016
Premiere
Tuesday 12th April 2016, Leicester Square, London

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Sunday 5th August 2018 at 8:15pm on BBC1

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